Actress Sienna Miller (R) and actor Bradley Cooper arrive for the premiere of the film "American Sniper"
IN PHOTO: Actress Sienna Miller (R) and actor Bradley Cooper arrive for the premiere of the film "American Sniper" in New York, December 15, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Taya Kyle, widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, says she is happy that her husband is "brought back to life" by the release of the movie "American Sniper." The movie earned a whopping US$90.2 million in ticket sales over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada. It is based on the autobiographical book by Chris, who is known as the most lethal sniper in the history of American military.

In her latest interview with People magazine, Taya talks about how she misses her loving husband's presence in her life. "I was madly in love with him and still am," Taya is quoted as saying by People. She also reminisces the day the news of her husband's death was shared with her and how she found it utterly difficult to break the news to her kids.

Chris died on Feb. 2, 2013 after a Marine Corps veteran Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed him. Chris and his companion Chad Littlefield took Eddie to a shooting range in Texas to help him recover from post-traumatic stress disorder but both of them got shot at by Eddie. Chris is portrayed by Bradley Cooper while his wife Taya's role is portrayed by actress Sienna Miller. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood and has been nominated in six categories for Oscars.

Taya told the magazine that though she misses Chris every day, what she misses the most about her husband is "the feeling when he was in the room." Chris' presence changed the entire energy of the room, she told the magazine. Chris had been working with screenwriter Jason Hall on the movie before his death and even wanted Clint Eastwood to direct the film on his life, says the magazine. After Chris died, Taya came close to Eastwood, Bradley and Sienna to help them in the movie making process.

"I feel like they all have this huge heart for Chris. I really feel like they truly love him and understand him," Taya is quoted as saying about the "American Sniper" team. She revealed every aspect of her husband's life to the director and his team to help them get the facts right for the film. Taya also calls her husband "a man with a huge heart" who was very generous and kind. He was also called "the Devil of Ramadi" by the Iraqi insurgents. Taya is also working on her autobiography titled "American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith, and Renewal."

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